Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy
Author: George G. M. James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN 10: 1627930159
ISBN 13: 9781627930154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Legacy Book Review:

For centuries the world has been misled about the original source of the Arts and Sciences; for centuries Socrates, Plato and Aristotle have been falsely idolized as models of intellectual greatness; and for centuries the African continent has been called the Dark Continent, because Europe coveted the honor of transmitting to the world, the Arts and Sciences. It is indeed surprising how, for centuries, the Greeks have been praised by the Western World for intellectual accomplishments which belong without a doubt to the Egyptians or the peoples of North Africa.

Fraud and Fallible Judgement

Fraud and Fallible Judgement
Author: David Marsland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 1351289020
ISBN 13: 9781351289023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fraud and Fallible Judgement Book Review:

Fraud and Fallible Judgment is both an exploration of fraud and an examination of the nature of truth in social relations and experience. The essaysin this volume are concerned with deception in the social and behavioral sciences, and conditions that elicit deceptive behavior among scientists, whatever then-discipline. The issue of fraud in the social sciences moves far beyond a simple dictionary definition of duplicity. Errors in experimentation are less definite and less concrete than they are in the physical sciences. Fraud in the social sciences ranges from simple plagiarism of data and ideas to quiet suppression of information.The essays in 'Fraud and Fallible Judgment' raise issues of professional judgment from self-policing to academic policy. Episodes of misconduct in research, once resolved within the academic or scientific community, are now commanding media attention on an unprecedented scale. One net effect over the long term may prove to be that public confidence in the research enterprise has been irretrievably weakened (likewise, perhaps, public willingness to invest tax dollars in the support of that enterprise). Allegations of fraud can also be used to destroy careers. Once maligned, a reputation may never be repaired. The very act of writing on the subject with candor and intelligence is itself an act of rare courage. Contributions to this volume include: David Goodstein, "The Fading Myth of the Noble Scientist"; J. Phillipe Rushton, "Cyril Hurt as the Victim of Scientific Hoax"; Del Thiessen and Robert Young, "Investigating Sexual Coercion"; and Marcel LaFollette, "The Silence of the Social Sciences." This volume is an ideal text for students and scientists in all areas of the social and behavioral sciences, particularly psychologists and sociologists.

Philosophy in the Modern World

Philosophy in the Modern World
Author: Anthony Kenny
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0191623199
ISBN 13: 9780191623196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy in the Modern World Book Review:

Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy in the modern world, from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Alongside (and intertwined with) extraordinary scientific advances, cultural changes, and political upheavals, the last two centuries have seen some of the most intriguing and original developments in philosophical thinking, which have transformed our understanding of ourselves and our world. In the first part of the book Kenny offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. He then proceeds to guide the reader lucidly through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with the ideas and arguments. Among those we meet are the great figures of continental European philosophy, from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Sartre; the Pragmatists who first developed a distinctively American philosophical tradition; Marx, Darwin, and Freud, the non-philosophers whose influence on philosophy was immense; Wittgenstein and Russell, friends and colleagues who set the agenda for analytic philosophy in the twentieth century. Philosophy in the Modern World brings to completion Kenny's magisterial New History of Western Philosophy. The four volumes have been designed to dovetail with each other: they offer a unified overview of the entire development of philosophy, allowing readers to trace themes through the centuries, from antiquity to the present day. The story is illuminated by a selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations.

Sophie's World

Sophie's World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie's World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Mis-education of the Negro

The Mis-education of the Negro
Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
Publsiher: ReadaClassic.com
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1933
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mis-education of the Negro Book Review:

Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author: Anthony Kenny
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-06-29
ISBN 10: 0198752776
ISBN 13: 9780198752776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Modern Philosophy Book Review:

This is the fascinating story of the emergence, from the early 16th to the early 19th century, of great ideas and intellectual systems that shaped modern thought. Introducing some of the world's most influential thinkers, including Descartes, Kant and Hume, Kenny looks closely at the main areas of philosophical exploration in this period.A selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations offer a vivid evocation of the human and social side of philosophy.

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization
Author: John G. Jackson
Publsiher: Black Classic Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780933121140
ISBN 13: 0933121148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cultural Heritage Issues

Cultural Heritage Issues
Author: James A.R. Nafziger,Ann M. Nicgorski
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-12-07
ISBN 10: 9004189920
ISBN 13: 9789004189928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Heritage Issues Book Review:

The global community, dependent as always on the cooperation of nation states, is gradually learning to address the serious threats to the cultural heritage of our disparate but shared civilizations. The legacy of conquest, colonialization, and commerce looms large in defining and explaining these threats. The essays contained in this challenging volume are based on papers presented at an international conference on cultural heritage issues that took place at Willamette University. The conference sought to generate fresh ideas about these cultural heritage issues; offer a good sense of their nuances and complexities; and reveal how culture, law, and ethics can interact, complement, diverge, and contradict one another.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-07-29
ISBN 10: 0309142393
ISBN 13: 9780309142397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

A Stolen Life

A Stolen Life
Author: Jaycee Dugard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 0857207148
ISBN 13: 9780857207142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Stolen Life Book Review:

A raw and powerful memoir of Jaycee Lee Dugard's own story of being kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for over 18 years On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

Stolen Words

Stolen Words
Author: Melanie Florence
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 9781772600377
ISBN 13: 1772600377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Words Book Review:

In this picture book a little girl sets out to help her grandfather discover the Cree language that was stolen from him when he was sent away to residential school as a boy.

The Donovan Legacy

The Donovan Legacy
Author: Nora Roberts
Publsiher: Harlequin Books
Total Pages: 581
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780373483976
ISBN 13: 037348397X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Donovan Legacy Book Review:

Three extraordinary cousins--Morgana, Sebastian, and Anastasia--who have inherited some most unusual magical talents from their Celtic ancestors--find true love, in a trio of novels--Captivated, Entranced, and Charmed. Reprint.

Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage

Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage
Author: ICOM
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 1317197410
ISBN 13: 9781317197416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage Book Review:

This volume provides an unparalleled exploration of ethics and museum practice, considering the controversies and debates which surround key issues such as provenance, ownership, cultural identity, environmental sustainability and social engagement. Using a variety of case studies which reflect the internal realities and daily activities of museums as they address these issues, from exhibition content and museum research to education, accountability and new technologies, Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage enables a greater understanding of the role of museums as complex and multifaceted institutions of cultural production, identity-formation and heritage preservation. Benefitting from ICOM’s unique position in the museum world, this collection brings a global range of academics and professionals together to examine museums ethics from multiple perspectives. Providing a more complete picture of the diverse activities now carried out by museums, Museums, Ethics and Cultural Heritage will appeal to practitioners, academics and students alike.

Strangers in a Stolen Land

Strangers in a Stolen Land
Author: Richard L. Carrico
Publsiher: Adventures in the Natural Hist
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015076141426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers in a Stolen Land Book Review:

The story of the native peoples of San Diego County including Kumeyaay (Ipai/Tipai), Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla, from their prehistoric origins through the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods; contains previously unpublished maps and illustrations.

Unsettling the Settler Within

Unsettling the Settler Within
Author: Paulette Regan
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2010-12-22
ISBN 10: 0774859644
ISBN 13: 9780774859646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling the Settler Within Book Review:

In 2008, Canada established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend the deep rifts between Aboriginal peoples and the settler society that created Canada's notorious residential school system. Unsettling the Settler Within argues that non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation. Settlers must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. A compassionate call to action, this powerful book offers a new and hopeful path toward healing the wounds of the past.

Legend

Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 110154595X
ISBN 13: 9781101545959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legend Book Review:

"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it." From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. From the Trade Paperback edition.

LSD, My Problem Child

LSD, My Problem Child
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publsiher: Multidisciplinary Assn for
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002596521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LSD, My Problem Child Book Review:

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO

THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO
Author: ALEXANDRE DUMAS
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Where the Salmon Run

Where the Salmon Run
Author: Trova Heffernan
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 0295997958
ISBN 13: 9780295997957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Salmon Run Book Review:

Billy Frank Jr. was an early participant in the fight for tribal fishing rights during the 1960s. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed on the riverbank, he emerged as one of the most influential Northwest Indians in modern history. His efforts helped bring about the 1974 ruling by Federal Judge George H. Boldt affirming Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating half the harvestable catch to them. Today, he continues to support Indian country and people by working to protect salmon and restore the environment. Where the Salmon Run tells the life story of Billy Frank Jr., from his father's influential tales, through the difficult and contentious days of the Fish Wars, to today. Based on extensive interviews with Billy, his family, close advisors, as well as political allies and former foes, and the holdings of Washington State's cultural institutions, we learn about the man behind the legend, and the people who helped him along the way.

All American Boys

All American Boys
Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 1481463330
ISBN 13: 9781481463331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All American Boys Book Review:

When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.